Fire Law Roundup for September 5, 2022

In this episode of Fire Law Roundup for September 5, 2022, Brad and Curt discuss the settlement of a reverse discrimination lawsuit filed twelve years ago against the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District in Missouri; a disparate impact race discrimination lawsuit filed by 12 Chicago Fire Department lieutenants who took a promotional exam for captain; the sentencing of a West Virginia firefighter who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in a firehouse; and a gender discrimination suit filed by a Connecticut battalion chief who was passed over for promotion.

Missouri Fire District Settles Reverse Discrimination Suit for $250k

Chicago Sued by Twelve Fire Lieutenants Alleging Racially Discriminatory Captain’s Process

WV Firefighter Sentenced to 14 Years for Firehouse Sexual Assault

Connecticut Battalion Chief Files Gender Discrimination Suit

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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